Is it time to get a
Smartphone? Useful information for technologically-challenged senior citizens who want to move into the
I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "I can't
get a Smartphone. I'm too old to learn new
technology." Poppycock. (Are you old enough to
remember "poppycock?") :)
Learning how to use a
Smartphone (whether it's an Android wireless device,
an iPhone or Blackberry), isn't as difficult as you
would think. In fact, it's not all that different
than using a computer, and if you're reading this we
know you can do that. It's just a much smaller
computer with a much tinier browser.
And the real
beauty of taking the leap is that you will not only
be able to send and receive photos, text messages,
videos, emails and settle arguments by
usinig Google to get your answer instantly, but it also works as a phone.
That's right! You can even make phone calls.
Hey, you already made the first step. You're on the Internet, and a
Smartphone really is nothing more than a device
which keeps you connected to the Internet even when
you're on the go. In fact, even when you are on the
go, you can video chat with your grandkids wherever
you are. (Note: please be careful when video
chatting. Remember, they can see you too. If you're
indisposed, wait until you're finished in the
bathroom and then call them back.) :)
So, who is going to teach an inquisitive senior
citizen how to use a new Smartphone wireless device?
Oh come on now. Once you get hooked up on a great
wireless plan for seniors the answer will be right
in the palm of your hand.
It really is quite simple for newbies (novice
Smartphone users) to learn the basics of using their
new wireless device by simply using the device
itself to teach you.
Every phone, Android, iPhone or Blackberry, has a
built in instruction manual and/or tutorial. Use
them. Follow along. By the time you're done, you'll
be ready for action. And if you have a more specific
question or problem with your Android or other
device, just Google it. You'll get an answer in no
But, isn't it really expensive to use a Smartphone?
It doesn't have to be.
Choosing a plan
How to get Internet
data and a Smartphone without spending a fortune
Okay, so you've decided that you want to give this Smartphone/Android/iPhone/Blackberry thing a shot,
but, how much is this going to cost you?
Kitty Wireless and Page Plus there are plans
that allow you the opportunity to experience what
it's like to have and use a Smartphone
without a contract or even a large monthly
bill. You can get unlimited talk and text with a
reasonable amount of data for only $39.95 per month.
With Kitty Wireless, you will have the reliability
of the Verizon wireless network and will be able to
activate any Verizon Smartphone and give it a try.
There's a very good chance that if you ask a family
member or friend that they'll have an old Smartphone
lying around from their last upgrade. Many users
keep their old wireless digital devices as a back up
and I'm sure they'd be thrilled to help you take a
step into the future (as opposed to taking a step
into the pasture).
Once you're hooked and know that you're going to
keep a Smartphone in your life, you may want to shop
and get yourself a cooler phone.
Quality new and used wireless devices are available
Amazon as well as directly from Kitty Wireless.
Unless you find an amazing deal, it's best to buy
from Amazon or
Kitty Wireless because you know that the phone
will be clean and ready for activation. The phone
does need to be a CDMA phone compatible with Verizon
Wireless. That's a good thing because of coverage
and signal strength.
I have heard nothing but great things about the
products and service provided by Kitty Wireless. If
you want a little more choice, Amazon does carry
phones from and airtime packages for all carriers,
but they will come with a contract agreement.
Once you become an expert at using your new Android
device (or sooner), I invite you to visit one of my
other web sites,
Hooked On Droid. There, I offer Android news and